Man stabbed with box cutter after trying to help drunk man at Atlanta gas station, police say

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A man was stabbed and hospitalized after he tried helping another man who got beat up at a Shell Gas Station in southeast Atlanta, police say.

Just before 11 p.m. Monday, police responded to a call of a person stabbed in the 900 block of Donald Lee Hollowell. When they got to the scene, they found a man with a stab wound to his neck.

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Capt. Christian Hunt with the Atlanta Police Department told Channel 2 Action News that the stabbing suspect was drunk and got into a verbal argument with another person.

That person then kicked and punched the drunk man, according to Hunt.

The person ran away from the scene before police got there.

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The stabbing victim went over to help the drunk man who had been beat up. Police said the man, who was dazed and confused, cut him in the neck with a box cutter.

The victim ran inside of the gas station and asked for help.

The stabbing suspect remained at the gas station until police arrived and arrested him.

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Police have not identified the suspect or the victim.

The victim was taken to Grady Hospital. Hunt said he had surgery and his condition is “looking better.”

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